Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for us. To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability and current salary details and expectations.

In return, all positions offer a competitive remuneration package and a unique opportunity for professional and personal development.

Job Title: Software & Hardware Tester

Department: IoT

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Director of Technology & IoT

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Technology & IoT, the successful candidate will be responsible for testing hardware and software for the IoT’s development of new products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute testing across hardware and software.
  • Identify, log and track bugs.
  • Resolve issues.

Skills & Experience

  • Testing of various system types, including Communications.
  • Scripting using Python and/or Node.js .
  • Ability in HTML and javascript, java and c#.
  • Hardware testing.
  • Software testing.
  • Ensuring hardware and software works together, hands on testing.

Person Specification

  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • An enthusiastic and determined individual who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • Keen to learn.

Qualifications

  • Preferably educated to HNC or OND / degree level as a minimum, in a Computer Science field.

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Job Title: Strategic Buyer

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Senior Buyer

Job Purpose

We are seeking an experienced Strategic Buyer, to retain long term quality customers so that customers’ expectations and the company’s financial objectives are met or exceeded. The main objective of the role is to ensure that materials are purchased are at the right price.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Purchasing / Forecasting / Demand Planning

  • Process Purchase Requisitions for the business as required.
  • Effectively manage & control the supply of components to support Production.
  • Purchase materials in line with Inventory targets.
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal department on all issues relating to supply and demand such as following up on overdue orders, placing orders and expediting /cancelling Purchase Orders where necessary.
  • Manage the sales forecast to ensure the forecasting/buying system’s forecast is in line with forecasts and past trends.
  • Continually drive down costs of materials through applying best practice purchasing techniques.
  • Manage & continuously review the MRP (Navision) and forecasting system to ensure its accuracy.
  • Manage inventory through the complete product lifecycle from inception to obsolescence.
  • Work through chase line report to check all components are delivered on time, this includes kanban / consignment and managed system items.
  • Liaise with Engineering to help source alternative component in the event of an item not being available or on a long lead time – raise concession forms as required.
  • Attend site, client and department meetings as required, including daily Production meetings and ECR / Concession review meetings.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Assist with regular re-negotiation of terms of business / service agreements and supplier performance evaluations. Request best prices for projects and maintain/build good relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage cost prices and MOQs from suppliers.
  • Arrange imports from Europe and China as required, obtaining best price for either sea / air freight first.
  • Send supplier open order books to ensure they have all our orders in their system and deliveries are on schedule.
  • Supply forecasts to suppliers to assist with planning.
  • Complete lead time forms at the request of sales team – will involve contacting supplier for availability and best price, then return best date to sales co-ordinator in timely manner.
  • Run IN2 managed system messages and advise supplier of any additional requirements for the coming week. Book IN2 managed stock in on receipt of delivery.
  • Supply chain management to interface between Purchasing and Suppliers ensuring a consistent approach is adopted in line with Company policy and strategy.

Admin / Shipping

  • Resolve invoice queries with supplier / Purchase Ledger.
  • Run stock usage report and reconcile with the manual count carried out by Goods In.
  • Request ‘top up’ quantities for stock required according to Netstock / Navision for the next 4 weeks.
  • Declarations for Consignments.
  • Provide customs clearance to logistics companies as required.
  • Work closely with Goods In / Production to ensure goods coming in are transferred to relevant cell to complete product build.
  • Work with Quality team, for any QA issues of return of stock – with a QA do changes need to me made to component before we order more.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years Buying, Purchasing or other relevant experience gained from a commercial, product based business.
  • Supply chain management experience with good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent systems skill especially Excel.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • An enthusiastic and determined Buyer who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Able to communicate at all business levels.
  • Eye to detail is essential.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A fast learner with sound business sense.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to at least GCSE level or equivalent in Mathematics and English.

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Job Title: O2 LIGHT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

Reports to: Senior Maintenance Engineer

Location: Mobile – Surrey, Staines Upon Thames +20 miles

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver a high quality service at all times whilst ensuring costs are controlled.
  • Report any electrical safety issues to head office to action with customer.
  • Report any site specific lamp / access / information useful for follow up visits.
  • Regular communication with O2 office.
  • Employee vehicle must be kept clean, both inside and out.
  • Employees are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient stock and ordering replacement stock in a timely manner. Specific part numbers must be used when ordering material from the O2 office.
  • Engineers will wear provided company t-shirts at all times and ensure these are clean.
  • Unless route has been set, engineers will select the most efficient route possible when placing work in order and will aim to be at the first job for 8am unless otherwise stated.
  • Completed job sheets will be sent recorded delivery if these can’t be hand delivered to the O2 head office.
  • All job sheets will be correctly filed in and signed by the customer at all times.
  • Engineers are expected to know / learn the technical description of all lamps.
  • Report any damages made to company van on the day supported by a report and photos.

KEY SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Portable Appliance Testing.
  • NICEIC compliance.
  • Electrical Fault Diagnosis.
  • New Electrical Installations.
  • New Product Installations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 17th Edition Qualification (Certificate must be available.)
  • Full driving licence.

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Job Title: Product Line Manager – Indoor Connected Ambient Lighting

Department: Product Management (Projects Lighting)

Reports to: Head of Product Management (Projects Lighting)

Job Purpose

Under the leadership of the Head of Product Management (Projects), the Product Manager will lead the assigned portfolio on a global basis, driving business growth to maximise profitability in each of our global HUBs.
Defines and implements product strategies to achieve profit objectives leading the Product Portfolio from ‘cradle to grave’.
Managing cross functionally for portfolio profitability and providing front-line product and application support to stakeholders.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Defines Product Strategy and New Product Development Roadmaps for assigned segment, working with Head of Industrial Design and in line with overall company strategy.
  • Execution of strategy with active management of the product lifecycle, controlling SKU count and managing product performance against budget, with corrective tactical action.
  • Preparation of market and product briefs, managing both the product development and launch process, for profitable growth.
  • Maintains a detailed understanding of segment products, applications, competitors, products and lighting industry practices.
  • Provides cross functional leadership for assigned category.
  • Price: Key influencer in the preparation of price and ‘pricing corridors’ to maximise profitability of products within the category.
  • Data: Maintains the Product Database for assigned products to ensure content accuracy to feed ERP and Marketing resources such as catalogues and websites.
  • Marketing: Leadership of promotional materials, product packaging, labels and user instructions ensuring compliance with both corporate guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Supply Chain: Work in close liaison with the supply chain team, giving guidance on product sales forecasting for the product category, ensuring inventory remains at acceptable levels and stock turn targets are achieved.
  • Define and execute product improvements and value analysis.
  • Management of internal and communications for product range, to ensure appropriate message dissemination through the “Aurora Times”.
  • Ability to support the sales force in front of the customer, to secure profitable business.
  • Ability to plan present and implement training to ensure Aurora Group staff develop product and technical knowledge appropriate to role. As required deliver training for end customers.
  • Achieve agreed budgeted financial and non-financial outcomes.
  • At the time of product deletion, ensure final inventory sale and removal from marketing materials including the offering of substitutes/alternatives.
  • Ensure all the activities within the product segment comply with relevant Acts, legal demands and Aurora Group ethical standards.
  • Assist in ensuring the projection of the Company’s brand and image is commensurate with brand strategy.
  • Active participation in the company Product Management Network.

Person Specification

  • A strategic thinker with strong presentation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication capabilities in both written and verbal English.
  • Strong team ethics yet able to work independently.
  • Take ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organisation skills.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Appropriate market experience in a business similar to that of the Aurora Group, such as lighting or electrical products.
  • A tertiary qualification in Lighting, Engineering, Marketing, Business or a similar discipline.
  • Robust technical knowledge of lighting products and product development.
  • Relevant international experience, including Asian manufacturing, preferred.

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Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Department: Finance

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Swindon Operations Managing Director

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed analysis supporting the strategic and commercial agenda of the company.
  • Transform high level requests into focused and specific analysis and, on occasion, modify such analysis to one’s own observations and knowledge of data and its limitations.
  • You will present and communicate these results effectively to stakeholders, explaining business implications of analytics and using initiative to respond to any challenge.
  • Support the team with all queries around external insights.
  • Present to the management team on a monthly basis.
  • Recommending improvements to management.
  • Proactive communication on all ‘breaking news’ in relevant commercial segments.

Skills & Experience

  • Solid analytical expertise.
  • A clear understanding of how business metrics can resolve issues.
  • Excellent systems and IT skills using various tools such as Excel, Access, etc.
  • Highly numerate with advanced Excel skills.
  • Commercially astute with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows based software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Good presentation skills.

Person Specification

  • Able to support multiple projects and to balance priorities effectively.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Able to communicate at all business levels.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • An enthusiastic and determined problem-solver who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A fast learner with sound business sense.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in a numerate discipline.

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Job Title: O2 LIGHT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

Reports to: Senior Maintenance Engineer

Location: Mobile - Essex Region (Will be required to visit head office in Swindon occasionally)

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver a high quality service at all times whilst ensuring costs are controlled.
  • Report any electrical safety issues to head office to action with customer.
  • Report any site specific lamp / access / information useful for follow up visits.
  • Communication with O2 office must be regular and as agreed. This is vital as customers phone the office and expect answers.
  • Employee vehicle must be kept clean, both inside and out.
  • Employees are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient stock and ordering replacement stock in a timely manner. Specific part numbers must be used when ordering material from the O2 office.
  • Engineers will wear provided company t-shirts at all times and ensure these are clean.
  • Unless route has been set, engineers will select the most efficient route possible when placing work in order and will aim to be at the first job for 8am unless otherwise stated.
  • Completed job sheets will be sent recorded delivery if these can’t be hand delivered to the O2 head office.
  • All job sheets will be correctly filed in and signed by the customer at all times.
  • Engineers are expected to know / learn the technical description of all lamps.
  • Report any damages made to company van on the day supported by a report and photos.

KEY SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Portable Appliance Testing.
  • NICEIC compliance.
  • Electrical Fault Diagnosis.
  • New Electrical Installations.
  • New Product Installations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 17th Edition Qualification (Certificate must be available.)
  • Full driving licence.

Apply Now

 

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